Village of New Haven, MI
Macomb County
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[Adopted 8-11-2015 by Ord. No. 336]

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to MCLA § 66.3a, the ordinances of the Village of New Haven of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Village Board of the Village of New Haven, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, LLC, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 515, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Village of New Haven," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."

§ 1-2 Code supersedes prior ordinances.

This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.

§ 1-3 When effective.

This ordinance shall become effective upon publication after adoption.

§ 1-4 Copy of Code on file.

A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Village Clerk and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this ordinance; and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Clerk of the Village of New Haven by impressing thereon the Seal of the Village, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Village Clerk, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.

§ 1-5 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the governing body to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Village of New Haven" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such additions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-6 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the Village of New Haven, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required, a copy of this Adopting Ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the Village. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and publication of this Adopting Ordinance, coupled with availability of copies of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.

§ 1-7 Code book to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Clerk or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in his or her office for the use of the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.

§ 1-8 Sale of Code book.

Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk, or an authorized agent of the Clerk, upon the payment of a fee to be set by the Village Board, or may be furnished electronically. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.

§ 1-9 Altering or tampering with Code; violations and penalties.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Village of New Haven to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to municipal civil infraction enforcement, as provided in Chapter 59, Municipal Civil Infractions, of the Code of the Village of New Haven.

§ 1-10 Severability of Code provisions.

This Code and the various parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, sentences, phrases, and clauses thereof are hereby declared to be severable. If any part, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, phrase, or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is hereby provided that the remainder of this Code shall not be affected thereby and shall remain in effect and valid.

§ 1-11 Severability of ordinance provisions.

Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-12 Repeal of inconsistent ordinances.

A. 
This Code shall be deemed to repeal, supersede, and replace the prior ordinances of the Village that are incorporated into this Code. In addition, all other ordinances and parts thereof which are in conflict in whole or in part with any of the provisions of this Code are repealed as of the effective date of this Code, but only to the extent of any such conflict.
B. 
Ord. No. 225, adopted November 25, 1992 (Vehicles and Traffic amendment), is specifically repealed.

§ 1-13 Ordinances saved from repeal; certain ordinances not affected by this Code.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-12 of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal. The ordinances or portions of ordinances designated below continue in full force and effect to the same extent as if published at length in this Code.
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to June 9, 2015.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered, prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise (including gas, electric, and cable franchise agreements), license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing of grade, changing of name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the Village's indebtedness.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges or the approval of the municipal budget.
J. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
L. 
Any ordinance adopting or amending the Zoning Map.
M. 
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
Ord. Nos. 252 and 263, relating to Electrical Standards.

§ 1-14 Changes in previously adopted ordinances.

In compiling and preparing the ordinances for adoption and revision as part of the Code, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Village Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.

§ 1-15 References to Michigan Compiled Laws.

A. 
Throughout the Code, a reference to "Michigan Compiled Laws" shall include all sections of law, as last amended, which are assigned a compilation number by the legislative service bureau and are not subsequently repealed.
B. 
Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference to all or part of a statute, regardless of whether the words "as amended" are used in the reference, shall include the latest amendments to the statute or part.